Have the perverse incentives been proved?
FEBRUARY 25, 2015 by ROBERT P. MURPHY
The surprisingly robust growth in the US economy in 2014 may have been due to the late 2013 decision by Congress to cease extensions of unemployment benefits. When the federal government stopped sending checks to people who remained unemployed, more of them found work.
“Libertarian was their counter-culture; it contained multitudes”
FEBRUARY 24, 2015 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER
The new libertarianism is neither left nor right but its own thing: a maturation of the classical-liberal conviction that society can be built without dependency on the state.
A modest proposal for romantic justice
FEBRUARY 23, 2015 by JULIAN ADORNEY
Our love lives require government oversight to ensure safety and fairness.
Open-source currencies create new property paradigms
FEBRUARY 18, 2015 by ANDREAS ANTONOPOULOS
The sharing economy creates conditions where increased participation adds to the underlying good's value and benefits all participants.
The innovations and opportunities of modern markets freed women more than men
FEBRUARY 17, 2015 by STEPHEN DAVIES
Capitalism liberated women from the reality of living in a world of little innovation, slow or nonexistent growth, and chronic material deprivation.
Thinkers and scholars weigh in on Presidents’ Day
FEBRUARY 16, 2015 by THE FREEMAN
For Presidents' Day, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, Ivan Eland, Lawrence W. Reed, Burton Folsom, Amity Shlaes, and Paul Kengor share their thoughts on the better presidents.
Voluntary mechanisms tell the public which professionals are qualified
FEBRUARY 11, 2015 by ROBERT P. MURPHY
There are better and cheaper ways to achieve safety and efficacy than building state licensing regimes.
There really was a white male scheme to exterminate African Americans
FEBRUARY 10, 2015 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER
The minimum wage has a dark, racist history. And the great irony is that its malicious intent is unwittingly being realized today.
The truth about growth, recovery, and unemployment
FEBRUARY 09, 2015 by D.W. MACKENZIE
The president's claims notwithstanding, we are living in the worst period in the 50 years of our federally managed economy.
Freer economies are wealthier, healthier, and more liberating
FEBRUARY 04, 2015 by MATT PALUMBO
The overall effect of capitalism is not exploitation but liberation.